EDINBURG – Friday Gina Alamia filed for to run for mayor making her the third person on the Nov. 7 ballot.
In a release to media Alamia was quoted saying “it's time to bring a vocational school to Edinburg for both kids and adults.”
Her plan is to serve the community by providing ethics reform, tax exemptions, collaboration with citizens of Edinburg in an effort to help meet the needs of everyone.
“I plan to go back to the basics and fix problems such as drainage, lighting, potholes and paved alleys,” the statement read.
Another goal included keeping the use of tax dollars transparent as well as working to reduce the tax rate.
Also this past week Roland Villarreal, a local builder and developer serving as the chairman of the city's planning and zoning board filed to run for Place 2. The seat will be vacated by Mayor Pro Tem J.R. Betancourt.
“Our parents and grandparents worked their entire lives to build a better life and a stronger community for their family and friends. They instilled in us a commitment to service and advocacy,” Villarreal said. “They helped build an Edinburg that has exceeded expectations, now it's our turn to follow their example.”
Villarreal first became a public servant in 2014 when he was appointed to the planning and zoning board of adjustments and variances. In 2015 he served as a member of the planning and zoning commission.